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  • Discovery Place provides free resources for the ministries of United Methodist churches within the Susquehanna Conference. We are located at the Conference Center in Mechanicsburg and are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Other hours can be arranged by appointment. We invite you to visit us.
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Resource Spotlight

 

As we approach Lent, one of the most meaningful seasons of the church year, consider one of these studies for small group or church-wide use. 

 

New to Discovery Place:


 

The Case for Easter: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus:  In this video Bible study by Lee Strobel, the author reveals what he discovered as he went piece-by-piece through the evidence of the empty tomb.  (4 sessions.  It is packaged with The Case for Christmas, which can be previewed for use in Advent.  Includes 2 DVDs and 2 study guides.)




 

 

 


The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life:  How do we walk with Christ—daily follow Him, grow in Him, and faithfully serve Him? Join Adam Hamilton to discover five essential spiritual practices rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God.  (6 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, and book. Children and youth books also available.)

 

 

 

 

 

Why Easter Matters: Packaged with Who Needs Christmas, Andy Stanley looks at the lives of several key people in the familiar story of Jesus’ crucifixion.  The circumstances they faced are different than ours, but their actions and mistakes are, unfortunately, not different at all. (4 sessions. Includes 2 DVDs and 2 study guides. The Christmas study can be previewed for use in Advent.)

 

 

 

Other resources appropriate for use during Lent include:

 


Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple: Adam Hamilton studies the life of Simon Peter, an ordinary fisherman who heard an extraordinary call.  Filmed on location in Israel and Italy, the DVD shows key sites in Simon Peter’s life. (6 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, and book. Children and youth books also available.)

 

 

 

 

 

What Makes a Hero? The Death-Defying Ministry of Jesus – Looking at pop culture heroes through the lens of faith, author Matt Rawle shows how Jesus turned the concept of hero on its head.  (6 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, and book. Children and youth books also available.)


 


 

 

 

Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess – Author Tom Berlin encourages us to reflect and meditate on our own brokenness, showing us that it is only when we focus on the cross as a place to surrender control that we can leave our mess and find true redemption. (6 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, and book. Youth book also available.)

 

 

 

 


Final Words from the Cross – Adam Hamilton examines Christ’s dying hours and His final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. (6 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, and book.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 Hours that Changed the World – Travel to the Holy Land with Adam Hamilton, to visit the sites where the earth-shaking events of the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life took place.  (7 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, book, and 40 Days of Reflection booklet.)

 


 

 

 

 

The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus – Author Rob Fuquay explores the “I am” statements for Jesus found in the gospel of John, to help us answer the most essential question in the Christian faith: “Who do you say I am?”  (7 sessions. Includes DVD and book.)

 


 

 

 

 

The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus – Author Adam Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from His baptism to the temptations to the heart of His ministry.  (6 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, and book.)

 

 

 

 


Creed: What Christians Believe and Why – Adam Hamilton believes that for Christians and others seeking faith, powerful answers are contained in the Apostle’s Creed. We learn not only what Christians believe, but why it matters. (6 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, and book.)

 

 


 

 


Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus - Jesus didn't come to start a religion. The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution. Author Mike Slaughter presents Jesus and His challenging message. (6 sessions. Includes DVD, leader guide, and book.)

 



 

 

 

For more complete descriptions for these resources, please consult our online catalog (link on this page) and search by title.  To borrow any of these, you can place an order directly from the online catalog, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call us at 717-766-7968. Our hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Serving Christ with you,
Joni Robison